USCCB Tells Congress: Restore Religious Freedom, Rescind These Laws!

Two Catholic cardinals, three archbishops and a bishop, representing the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, have released an open letter to Congress, urging them to rescind two laws recently enacted in the District of Columbia, the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act (RHNDA) and the Human Rights Amendment Act (HRAA).The open letter, dated March 20, 2015, was signed by Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington; Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston, chairman of the USCCB's … [Read more...]

Bergoglio’s List: The Untold Story of Pope Francis’ Heroism in the Face of Evil

Bergoglios List

In 1976, the Argentinian military overthrew the government of President Isabel Perón in the so-called "Dirty War."  In the ensuing nine years, the dictatorship suppressed "subversives"--abducting, torturing and even murdering as many as 30,000 people.At the time of the Dirty War, a 39-year-old Father Jorge Mario Bergoglio--the future Pope Francis--was head of the Jesuit province in Argentina.There have been conflicting stories about what he did during the dark years of dict … [Read more...]

Lafayette: The American Patriot Who Wasn’t Even an American Citizen

The American Catholic Almanac

Today, something different:  The story of a hero in the Revolutionary War, the Marquis de Lafayette.The following article is reprinted with permission from Image Books, publisher of The American Catholic Almanac by Brian Burch and Emily Stimpson.  I've written before about the Almanac, and how much I enjoy its colorful stories of Catholics from all walks of life.  I told the story of the Snowshoe Priest, Father Frederic Baraga, who carried the gospel message to the  Chippewa tribe in upper Mi … [Read more...]